Wednesday, August 8, 2012

New Home

We have a new home!  Please visit the all new Antithetic Records website for all of our news, and stay up to date with our latest releases!

We will no longer be updating this page, but all of our posts have been brought over to the new site, so you can still find any of that info there.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

4th of July Sale

We're having a 4th of July sale! Just enter the code "SUMMERBEARD" for 10% off anything in our store!  The sale will run through Friday, July 6th.  Help us empty our shelves! 

Antithetic Store

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Nick Hudson - Letters to the Dead Fundraiser

The fundraiser for our next official release (ANTI-013) Nick Hudson's "Letters to the Dead" is now LIVE!  Please see the link below and read about all of the awesome items included with this release.  Notably the Vinyl + DVD option limited to only 300 copies worldwide, featuring a screen printed jacket (done in house by Antithetic) along with visuals on the DVD created by Nick to coincide with the music. This will be a haunting, beautiful release. 

Nick Hudson - Letters to the Dead Crowdfunder Page

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Summer & Fall Updates

Hey everyone! Sorry for the lack of posts here on the main site.  We've been keeping pretty current with our facebook page, but haven't had enough news to really merit a post over here until now.  So, let's get to it! 

Kayo Dot - Gamma Knife Vinyl & CD
If you happened to order just the CD version of Gamma Knife, you should have received it in the past week or so (depending on where you live in the world), as they have all been shipped.  The vinyl is due to arrive in the Antithetic headquarters on June 21st, and we'll pack up all our open orders as soon as they arrive, and ship them out over the weekend.  We'll announce the winner of the test press for the pre-order contest this Friday!  If you haven't preordered but want to be eligible for the contest, move quickly!!

Also, Kayo Dot will be on tour this August on the West Coast!  There are a few East Coast dates in mid July as well.  They'll have copies of Gamma Knife with them on tour, so go and show your support!!

Wildernessking - The Writing of Gods in the Sand 2xLP
 The test pressings for this beast of an album have been approved and the vinyl is in full production.  Sorry for the long delay on this album.  Rest assured that everything is moving along nicely and we should have the finished product shipped in July.  I have created the screen and ordered the blank jackets for the special Test Press covers, and will be placing the order for the shirts in the next week!  Thanks to everyone for your support of this great band, they deserve it.  There's still time to get your preorder in and have it ship with the first wave of orders!  We're doing only 300 of these, across 3 different colors, and they're going fast!  Pick up a copy here.

In related news, Wildernessking have just finished a brand new EP, and a video!  The EP is limited to only 100 copies on CD, and they band have pressed them independently.  I'll be sure to post news on where to pick up a copy as soon as they make them available.  I've heard the main song from the EP titled "And The Night Swept Us Away" and it was amazing.  These guys are a force. 

Nick Hudson - Letters to the Dead Special Edition LP + DVD
Our pal Nick Hudson is feverishly working on completing his Antithetic debut "Letters to the Dead".  We are going to be working directly with UK label Alter Clef to bring this amazing album to the world as a co-release.  Strictly limited to 300 copies on vinyl, it will feature a screen printed cover w/ Calligraphy by Gerald Mynott, a fold out full color insert (11x22, 2 sided!!) and a DVD with visuals to accompany the music.  Did we mention that Nick has quite the list of famous friends being featured on this release as well?  None other than motW/Kayo Dot members Toby Driver and Greg Massi (currently in Baliset), as well as Stuart Dahlquist (Sun O))) & Asva), and a host of other uber talented musicians.  This entire package will be a thing of beauty, and we're incredibly excited to be a part of it!

In the next week or so, Nick will be starting a Crowfunder (similar to Kickstarter) for this project, as he would like to offer a CD version, as well as some other limited edition goodies that seem right for a fundraiser.  I'll post more details on that as soon as it's live!

The Great Old Ones - Al Azif 2xLP

The response to Al Azif so far has been nothing short of amazing!  These guys have created something special with this debut, and the plethora of glowing reviews makes that perfectly clear.  We're down to our last 30 copies of the limited digipack version of the CD (only 300 worldwide!).  Some people have been asking about the vinyl version of this album, so I wanted to post about it as well.  We're definitely planning to do this vinyl this year, but the preorder dates/etc. haven't been finalized as of yet.  We want to get the Gamma Knife and Wildernessking vinyl orders out the door before posting another preorder!  The details of the pressing are still being discussed, but it will no doubt be an awesome package to go with such fantastic music.  If you haven't listened to these guys yet, get to it!

Other Planned Releases
We've got a lot on our plate for the next year or so.  Here's what else we have planned, with no definite release date:

maudlin of the Well - My Fruit Psychobells 2xLP - Yes, we're still on track to release this final motW album, bringing their full discography to vinyl! Dark Symphonies is gathering all the essential materials (art, audio, etc.) to get this one going later this year.  We'll keep everyone updated as it progresses.

Young and in the Way / Moral Void Split 7" - We'll be working with YAITW again on this split with Moral Void from Chicago. This promises to be another ripping addition to their catalog!

Votnut EP 7" - Votnut is an aggressive grind/hardcore band from North Carolina.  Featuring a member of Young and in the Way, this EP will rip your face off, then stomp on it.  Seriously, it fucking destroys, have a listen here.

Botanist / Palace of Worms Split EP on CD & Tape - We were so impressed with the quality of the first Botanist album (actually a double album) that we contacted them about working together on a future release.  We're excited to announce that we'll be putting out a split EP with Botanist and Palace of Worms in the Spring of 2013.  The audio is complete, and is amazing.  Botanist have again created something unlike anything you've heard before.  Swirling and flowing rhythms, dark melodies, just excellent stuff.  Palace of Worms offers up high level black metal that is truly unique.  This marks our first tape release!  Artwork will be handled by the most excellent Natvres Mortes.

Wildernessking / The Great Old Ones Split 7" - The guys in Wildernessking and TGOO are working on a split together.  Not just any old split, they're putting together 2 songs collaboratively. The best of French and South African black metal swirled together on some new vinyl. Coming 2013.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A Few Updates

Just wanted to list a few things that have been going on in recent weeks.  First up, all of the open motW box set orders have been mailed out!  From the looks of the comments we've been getting, everyone is very happy with them.  That makes us very happy too!  So glad you guys are digging them.  As we stated on our facebook page, we are waiting on replacements discs for the non-box set versions.  Should have those in about 2 weeks of this writing. 

Next up, we've launched the preorder for our next release, The Great Old Ones "Al Azif" in a limited edition digipack w/ exclusive artwork for our US version.  Only 300 are being pressed, and we'll have only 150 available!  You can pick that up here, and check out two of the songs here.

We're making progress with the Wildernessking vinyl.  Just needed to make some tweaks to the artwork and we'll be ready for pressing.  Can't wait to see/hear this album on vinyl!!

Lastly, we will be putting up the preorder for the new Kayo Dot album "Gamma Knife" in the next week or two.  Test pressings for the vinyl have already been approved, and the artwork is being finalized now.  As soon as it is being printed, we'll be posting the preorder.  These will be available in time for Kayo Dot's tour in mid June. 

That's all for now.  Thanks again for everyone's continued interest and support!


Friday, March 2, 2012

Store & Fundraiser Updates

Just a quick note to let everyone know about some important updates we made recently.  First, we've added 8 new distro items to the store, from Media Tree Recordings and Iconoclast Records.  Lots of awesome stuff from the likes of Thantifaxath, Eibon, Ensorcelor & more, so check those out!

Second, we have added the plain black versions of the maudlin of the Well "Bath" and "Leaving Your Body Map" 2xLPs to the store.  You can pick up your copies here.

Lastly, we have extended our Wildernessking Vinyl Fundraiser by 2 weeks, and its already paying off!  We're just under 50% funded now.  If you've been on the fence about this one, please give the album another listen (it's streaming in its entirety on the fundraiser page) and donate if you like what you hear!  Thanks so much to everyone who has donated so far.  It is great to see so much support for a young international act! 

Friday, January 27, 2012

Wildernessking Vinyl Fundraiser

We have some exciting news!  We are planning a deluxe 2xLP vinyl pressing of the Wildernessking album "The Writing of Gods in the Sand"!!  To make it a reality, we need your help.  We are running a DIY Kickstarter style fundraiser to get this pressing off the ground.

Please head over to the Fundraiser page for all the details, and to see what awesome items we have available! 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Wildernessking - First Review & Full Stream at LURKER

Our most excellent friends at LURKER have given the fantastic new Wildernessking its first review, and are hosting an exclusive full album stream!!  Check out the awesomeness HERE.

You can still preorder the album on CD featuring beautiful artwork by Rainbath Visual HERE.

Vinyl to follow in the Spring. 

Wildernessking – The Writing of Gods in the Sand by LURKERSPATH

Monday, December 19, 2011

Wildernessking New Track Debut!

The first new track by Wildernessking is finally available to stream and as a FREE DOWNLOAD on the band's bandcamp page.  The track is titled "Rubicon" and is the first song on their upcoming Antithetic Records debut "The Writing of Gods in the Sand".  The song is a perfect album opener, starting with a vortex of screams exploding into black metal assault on your senses.  As the songs flows, you will hear more atmospheric segments, and elements of thrash as well.  An excellent preview of a downright fantastic album!  We are extremely excited to be releasing this album, both on limited CD and Vinyl! 

CD can be preordered now for only $8 at our store.  Vinyl will be underway in the coming months, for a spring 2012 release. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Website & Release Updates

Its been quiet here at the site for about a month now. Sorry for the lack of updates, but don't let that trick you, we've been very busy behind the scenes!

First up, we've updated the website with links to all of our pertinent information.  You can now find a dedicated Releases page, an About page, links, contact, etc...  Something I've been meaning to do for a while, but just now found the time to do.

Second, an update on the motW box set progress.  Here's where we stand at the moment.  All the remastered audio has been sent to the pressing plant to cut the plates and make test pressings.  The artwork is VERY close to being 100% complete.  I have spent the past several weeks painstakingly recreating each page of the original booklets to populate the inside panels of each gatefold jacket.  Toby has been hard at work as well, creating brand new artwork for both the 7" front label, as well as the 11x17 poster (which he will be signing as well!).  You can see all of our hard work (thanks so much to Josh @ Blood Music for making these awesome mockups and organizing everything!!) here:

If you haven't noticed, we still have our first 3 CD's in the store for preorder.  Everything is ready for submission on both the Nooumena and Book of Sand albums, so they will be in production this week.  The Wildernessking CD audio is being mastered and should be complete this week, so it should be in production starting next week (by December 23).  I've listened to the new album several times and am extremely impressed by it.  These guys have made a monumental effort for their first release as Wildernessking, and I can't wait to share it with all of you. 

Until then, be on the lookout for your Young and in the Way vinyl as they all shipped on December 13.  They look amazing!  Also, speaking of Young and in the Way, we only have about 15 copies of the first pressing of "V. Eternal Depression" left in our store, and the band has about the same amount left of their copies.  We will be doing a second pressing in a Clear w/ White Haze which we'll be called "Mountain Fog", and it will be available for order starting January 1st.  Pictures to follow very soon!  Thanks to everyone for making this such a huge success!!